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Wissam Chatila, MD

Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Wissam Chatila
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Managing patients with advanced lung diseases and COPD
  • Managing complex sleep disorders and identifying factors that will improve management of patients with sleep disordered breathing
  • Managing patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, 1993-1995
  • Residency (Internal Medicine), Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD 1992-1993
  • Internship (Internal Medicine), Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD 1990-1991
  • MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1990
  • Undergraduate degree, BS (Biology), American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1986


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine


  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

Books/Book Chapters:

Chatila W, Krachman SL. Sleep at high altitude. In: Sleep A Comprehensive Handbook. Lee-Chiong T, (ed) John Wiley & Sons; 122:933-938, 2006

Krachman SL, Chatila W. Sleep in the intensive care unit. In: Encyclopedia of Sleep Medicine. Lee-Chiong T, (ed) John Wiley & Sons. 118:899-908, 2006

Krachman S, Chatila W, Criner GJ. Cor pulmonale and sleep disordered breathing in patients with restrictive lung disease and neuromuscular disorders. In: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Lynch JP, (ed) Thieme; 24:297-305, 2003

Chatila W, Criner GJ. Complications of Long-Term Ventilation. In: The Respir Care Clin 8: 631-647, 2002